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Garrick Louis

Associate Professor Department of Systems and Information Engineering

Garrick Louis

Associate Professor, Department of Systems and Information Engineering


Dr. Garrick Louis is an Associate Professor of Systems Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering,

and Engineering & Society as well as the founding director of the Small Infrastructure and Development Center at the University of Virginia.  His research explores models for building local capacity for sustained access to essential human services in rural, low-income, and other developing communities.  He explores how this capacity can faciltiate economic and broader sustainable human development.  Dr. Louis' emphasis is water and sanitation, but he collaborates with other researchers on shelter, household energy, indoor air, food and personal security.  His BSc and MSc degrees are in Chemical Engineering, and his PhD is in Engineering & Public Policy.  He was a Warren Weaver Fellow in the Global Environment Division of the Rockefeller Foundation, received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists & Engineers in 2000, and was a 2006 AAAS Science & Policy Fellow at the Environmental Protection Agency.